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Great Summer Reads About Vacations That Go Horribly Wrong

Great Summer Reads About Vacations That Go Horribly Wrong

If you’ve got some epic summer travel plans… well, good for you. But if work, family, or financial obligations are keeping you from taking a luxurious getaway this year, then do the next best thing and read about people whose vacations evolve into nightmarish ordeals. It’ll give you peace of [...]

A Beginner’s Guide to ‘Round the World’ Airfare

A Beginner’s Guide to ‘Round the World’ Airfare

You’ve probably heard rumors about a magical plane ticket that enables passengers to visit as many countries as they wish, while traveling in either an easterly or westerly direction, for a flat fee. Maybe you’ve considered purchasing this fare yourself, or even drafted a crude list of countries you’d visit [...]

5 Tips to Keep Your Stuff Safe in School

5 Tips to Keep Your Stuff Safe in School

It’s important to feel safe in school, but safety starts with you and the decisions you make. Trust isn’t something to take lightly, especially when you spend a great deal of time on campus or in the dorms where distractions of friends, studying and activities leave little time to worry [...]

9 Towns to Visit During Your Oregon Coast Road Trip

9 Towns to Visit During Your Oregon Coast Road Trip

Every summer, millions of tourists flock to the quaint seaside towns and serene marinas that dot the Oregon Coast. At roughly 350 miles, most of which can be accessed by Highway 101, this picturesque stretch of seafood joints and sand dunes is perfect for weekend road-trippers. Here’s a list of [...]

5 Must-Hike Trails in the Midwest

5 Must-Hike Trails in the Midwest

Sure, the Midwest may not seem like a Mecca for the outdoorsman as much as, say, Colorado. It does, however, have several great hiking trails to get out and tromp around on. Here are 5 (the first one is obvious): The Appalachian Trail; Georgia-Maine This is the granddaddy of all [...]

7 Pacsafe Bags Perfect for School

7 Pacsafe Bags Perfect for School

It’s that time of the year my friends, summer is slowly winding down and school is right around the corner…don’t get too excited. At least back-to-school shopping is always a nice perk! Pacsafe has got your back (literally) when it comes to creative, dependable backpacks designed for the everyday wear [...]

Must Needed Equipment for Awesome Landscape Photos

Must Needed Equipment for Awesome Landscape Photos

When out and about, you and your best friend, DSLR, are taking a stroll through amazing landscapes looking for the best shot and angle. Low and behold you find some glitches in your photos like blurry or over exposed shots thanks to that darn mid-day sun. Although the best time [...]

Crested Butte: Where Mountain Biking Began (So They Say)

Crested Butte: Where Mountain Biking Began (So They Say)

Single track, it’s a magical word for mountain bikers. A word meaning a trail approximately the width of the bicycle, usually smooth and flowing. It keeps the rider as close to nature on either side while providing exhilarating twists and turns. Crested Butte has some of the greatest single tack [...]

Destination: A Better You – Fitness Cruise to Alaska

Destination: A Better You – Fitness Cruise to Alaska

What happens when four passionate fitness professionals incorporate three powerful components – fitness, travel and outdoors – to change lives? You get a one-of-a-kind fitness cruise to changes lives in the awe-inspiring landscapes of Alaska. The four American Council on Exercise professionals consists of Jessica Matthews -ACE Exercise physiologist, Jonathan [...]

Top Destinations for the Vegetarian Traveler

Top Destinations for the Vegetarian Traveler

Vegetarianism has gained popularity throughout the last several years. It is now common to find at least one veggie friendly option on many menus. No longer do vegetarians have to stash their suitcase full of nuts, energy bars and fruit in these vegetarian-friendly destinations. From Asia to Central America, these [...]